World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Foundation of Life

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1 > 7 August 2018 – Worldwide

Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world. Breastfeeding helps to prevent malnutrition in all its forms, ensures food security for infants and young children, and thus helps to bring people and nations out of the hunger and poverty cycle. It is therefore a foundation of life. Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding is vital to a more sustainable world


INFORM people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding.
ANCHOR breastfeeding as the foundation of life.
ENGAGE with individuals and organisations for greater impact.
GALVANISE action to advance breastfeeding as a part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction.

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